Friday, July 02, 2021

Home Town in Postcards

This is a repeat of my blog from 2017. During July, I always feel nostalgic about my home town, Beverly Hills. This is the way it used to be when I was growing up. Sigh.

Wilshire Boulevard and Beverly Drive, 1962
Many childhood and teen expeditions were spent here on Beverly Drive. Hot dogs at Newberry's lunch counter, shopping at Lerner's, movies at the Beverly Theater and more.

The old / new Beverly Hills Library, 1965

This Library was replaced by a huge new complex, including the library, offices and a parking structure. Before the structure, above was built, the BH Library was in the City Hall building, across the street. I just LOVED the mosaics on the side of the building, representing books on shelves. I wish the mosaic had been saved.  Double sigh.

Memorial Park, across from the Beverly Hills Hotel

The Memorial Park is still here. maintained beautifully. It's a nice place to sketch, knit or read.

The Brown Derby, Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills

I only ate at this particular Brown Derby once. This corner is now part of the One Rodeo shopping complex.
The Electric Fountain at Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard, BH

The Electric Fountain was a REALLY BIG DEAL when I was a child. My Dad used to drive out of his way at night just so we could see the lights change. It was refurbished a few years ago and is still spectacular!
I'm coming up on my birthday this month. I'm trying to look ahead into the future, however thoughts and images from the past flood my memory.

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At 9:04 AM PDT, Blogger Myrna Richardson said...

Loved shopping at Lerner's. Also Will Wrights and the "kiddie" restaurant on the SE corner of Wilshire and Beverly Drive.

 
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What a gorgeous LAIMB entry this is! I didn't grow up here - though I've lived here for 1/2 of my life - and I'm moved by this fantastic gallery of postcards. Thanks, Ellen!

 
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